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ATA Digital is a project of Asia Theological Association.The podcast features conversations with academicians, scholars, and practitioners from the Asian context, talking about their work. These conversations try to connect seemingly esoteric topics to the everyday lives of people in Asia and seek to allow audiences to connect with the person behind the writing and work. read less
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Episodes

Situating the Sacred in Asia’s Public Sphere
Aug 29 2023
Situating the Sacred in Asia’s Public Sphere
Dr. Aldrin M. Peñamora is an active academician and activist, he represents a rare blend in theological education. In this conversation, Dr. Aldrin talks about the relationship of the Kingdom of God to the public sphere in Asia and what it means to us as we follow Jesus and worship in churches. Situating the Sacred in Asia’s Public Sphere Chapters: 0:00 - Introduction 3:38 - Understanding God’s Basileia in Asia’s Res Republica 7:52 - Hermeneutics of liberation and its influence on theological method 15:03 - Particularities of the Asian context in a globalized world 20:54 - Different Asian theologies for different contexts? 25:45 - Theology that is contextual yet universal 31:29 - How did religion get driven out of the public sphere? 35:01 - Roman ideas of public sphere to examine the Asian context 39:52 - The Kingdom of God in our everyday lives 46:29 - Kingdom of God is spatially located, mobile, and performative 52:10 - Encountering oppression and exclusion as minorities 58:57 - The role of martyrdom in public theology 1:03:13 - A spiritual church in the public sphere 1:08:11 - Resources for further engagement 1:11:26 - Conclusion: Upcoming projects Dr. Aldrin’s author bio - https://langhamliterature.org Asian Christian Theology book link: https://langhamliterature.org/asian-christian-theology ATA-Digital Website https://atadigital.asia Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ATADigital.Asia ATA-Website: https://www.ataasia.com
Cultural Identity and Theology in Asia: Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau
Jun 19 2023
Cultural Identity and Theology in Asia: Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau
Cultural Identity and Theology in Asia: Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 5:00 Witnessing in higher and lower caste settings 10:54 - Liberalism in the Three-Self Church vs. Liberalism in the West 18:16 - Asian religions and Christianity 26:29 - Jesus, other Gurus, and Bodhisattvas 31:55 - Comparing areas where Christians are in majority vs. minority 47:41 - Contextualization vs. Indigenization 59:50 - Ministering to our Neighbors: To Cooperate, To Encounter, To Communicate 1:09:27 - Upcoming Project from Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau 1:17:17 - Conclusion: How to follow Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau Dr. Lalsangkima Pachuau is the John Wesley Beeson Professor of Christian Mission and Dean of Advanced Research Programs at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is an academic who is deeply involved with the church, both in the United States and his home country, India. In his interview with us, Dr. Pachuau discusses the relationship of cultural identity and theology in Asia from his chapter in the book Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives #Asia #Christianity #Theology #Culture #Identity #WorldChristianity #India #Asbury #Jesus #Continuity #Discontinuity #Contextualization #ContextualTheology #AsianReligions #ThreeSelf #Church #Liberalism #Caste #Neighbors Dr. Lalsangkima’s page at Asbury Theological Seminary - https://asburyseminary.edu/faculty/lalsangkima-pachuau/ Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives - https://langhamliterature.org/asian-christian-theology World Christianity: A Historical and Theological Introduction by Lalsangkima Pachuau https://www.abingdonpress.com/product/9781426753183/ God at Work in the World by Lalsangkima Pachua http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/god-at-work-in-the-world/397341
Creation, New Creation, and Lived Out Theology
Jan 26 2023
Creation, New Creation, and Lived Out Theology
Chapters: 0:00 - 6:03 - Introduction: Getting to know Santosh 6:04 - 10:42 - What is the core ethos of ACTS? 10:43 - 15:00 - Does theology matter beyond academic thought? 15:01 - 18:35 - What does Jesus have to do with climate change? 18:36 - 23:38 - Connections between ecological issues, everyday lives, and theological institutions 23:39 - 26:43 - Combining vocational training, life skills, environmental issues, with theological education 26:44 - 30:16  - The influence of sin in everyday lives 30:17 - 36:15 - How do we rest when we can barely meet our needs? 36:16 - 40:40 - Why bother when God will restore everything? 40:41 - 43:46 - Experiential interconnected learning at ACTS Academy 43:47 - 47:35  - How can local churches be connected with creation care? 47:36 - 51:28 - Do Christian churches and institutions offer anything different? 51:29 - 57:38 - Astha Guitars: How does it connect to the rest of the picture? 57:39 - 1:01:19 - Current and upcoming projects 1:01:20 - 1”03:58 - Conclusion: How to connect with Santosh Santosh Gnanakan, CEO, ACTS Group of Institutions, is a man with diverse experiences, interests, and gifts. In this interview we talk about a diverse range of topics all centered around making our years count in different ways. Santosh shares his own diverse personal experiences while connecting things to his father Ken Gnankan’s chapter in Asian Christian Theology: Evangelical Perspectives. ACTS Academy: https://www.actsacademy.in/ AsthaGuitars: https://asthaguitars.com/ ACT:  https://langhamliterature.org/asian-christian-theology
Asia Puts its hope in You
Oct 19 2022
Asia Puts its hope in You
A Gift to the ATA Community and the Asian Church: Asia Puts its hope in You Sometimes, the most amazing things happen over a cup of coffee! Well, that certainly is true for us in the ATA community- and one very tangible proof of that is the newly launched song “Asia Puts Its Hope in You”. The idea behind the song was conceived 2 years ago, during a conversation, over a cup of coffee- and it has now come into fruition and was so well received by the ATA community. And now, the people behind “Asia Puts its hope in You”, Dr. Sooi Ling Tan, Dean of AGST Alliance, and professional Jazz Musician Mike Veerapen, are giving this song as a gift to the ATA community. Please feel free to use this song in your schools and churches- and may it be a blessing to many more! Chorus and Bridge Lyrics: Chorus: Asia puts its hope in you Asia ki asha tu hai Prabhu Kami harap pada mu 亞洲盼望在於你 아시아는 주께 소망해 Asia puts its hope in you Asia ki asha tu hai Yeshu Dan berlindung pada Mu 亞洲盼望在於你 아시아는 주께 소망해 God of love and boundless grace Premi aur kripalu hai tu Agar nyata di Asia 神慈愛無盡恩惠 사랑과 넘치는 은혜 God with us, our hiding place Tuj mein hum mein tu hai Prabhu Rahmat dan anug’rah Mu 神同在,藏身之處 우리와 함께 계시네 Bridge 1: And His promises, secure Tu hi tu Prabhu hai Bhalla Untuk s’lama-lamanya 祂應許永不落空 주님의 약속 소망해 Bridge 2: Hallelujah, Singing Hallelujah Hallelujah, Gaate Hallelujah Halleluyah, Nyanyi Halleluyah 哈利路亞, 歌唱 哈利路亞 알렐루야 , 알렐루야 For the Lord is good, His Love endures Keval tera pyaar hai Bhalla S’bab Tuhan baik dan anug’rahNya 因主的美善, 祂的愛長存 선하신 주 영원한 사랑 And His promises, secure Tu hi tu Prabhu hai Bhalla Untuk s’lama-lamanya 祂應許永不落空 주님의 약속 소망해
Toward An Asian Evangelical Ecclesiology
Aug 19 2022
Toward An Asian Evangelical Ecclesiology
Episode 4: Interview with Dr. Simon Chan - Toward An Asian Evangelical Ecclesiology.   About the Guest: Simon Chan (PhD, Cambridge) is a renowned theologian who has been the Earnest Lau Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is also the Editor of the Asian Journal of Theology since 2016. He is the author of Man and Sin, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition, Spiritual Theology: A Systematic Study of the Christian Life, and Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community and Grassroots Asian Theology: Thinking the Faith from the Ground Up.   0:00 -  Introduction  3:21 - What do we mean by Asian Evangelicalism?  7:50 - Why does Asian Evangelical Ecclesiology need to consider other traditions in Asia?  15:37 - How does seeing social justice as intrinsic to the church’s life and being impact the church?  25:26 -  What is the essence of the being of the church?  37:50 - Why does baptism matter in the Asian context?  45:32 - - Understanding individualism and spirituality in Asian urban settings  49:54 - Why do we have ritual deficits in the church?  1:00:04 - Modes of Worship: Historically and liturgically grounded while being relevant  1:10:34 -  Book recommendations and further engagement  1:15:22 -  Closing Remarks    Links:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ATADigital.Asia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/atadigital.asia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ATADigitalAsia    Buy Asian Christian Theology book here: https://langhamliterature.org/asian-christian-theology  Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Asian-Christian-Theology-Evangelical-Perspectives-ebook/dp/B07W5MYQWD/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2HP1YU4Z6SWD7&keywords=asian+christian+theology+evangelical+perspectives&qid=1647317614&sprefix=asian+christian%2Caps%2C476&sr=8-1